Texas Instruments Reference Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0697
Creators:
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Dates:
1950-1985.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reference materials, including photographs, internal memoranda, newsletters and other printed material, relating to various Texas Instruments' products.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series, organized by product.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Texas Instruments was started in 1930 as an oil exploration company called Geophysical Science. It quickly branched overseas and into other fields of technology, changing its name to Texas Instruments in the 1950s. The company was the first to mass-produce silicon transistors and designed the first transistor radio in the 1950s, the first hand-held calculator in 1967, and the first single-chip microcomputer in the 1970s, in addition to many other innovations.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Division of Information, Technology and Society.,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560,Transfer.,ACNMAH 697; Acc. No. 2003.3006.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Texas Instruments Reference Collection, 1950-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Texas Instruments donated several hundred artifacts to the Division of Information, Technology and Society (then called the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics, Department of the History of Technology) in 1987. In 1999, the archival portion of the collection was transferred to the Archives Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Information technology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microelectronics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microelectronics industry -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calculators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transistors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorandums -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives